At Clanton-Malphus-Hodges Vet Hospital in Thomasville, we have been serving the pet community for more than 100 years. With years of experience, we understand how important your pet is and why we treat each one as if it were our own. At our full-service clinic, our team and veterinarian are dedicated to providing the quality services your pet needs and deserves to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When you bring your pet to our clinic, you can rely on our vet to provide a complete wellness examination and discuss with you any recommendations for preventative care designed for pet health.
The Basics for Good Health
Just like humans need vitamins and minerals to support good health, so do pets. In order to remain healthy, your pet's food needs to contain a balance of protein, carbs, and fat. If your pet's brand of food isn't at the proper quality level, it can result in negative health issues. For example, dogs and cats not receiving the proper amount of nutrients may show signs such as:
- Dull coat
- Loss of hair
- Low energy levels
- Dry, scaly skin
- Muscle loss
- Weight loss
- Slow hair growth
- Swollen gums
- Loose teeth
- Muscle pain
- Easily bruised
- Dry hair
Sometimes, pet health is affected by their diet. This can include the type of food they receive and whether it provides the necessary nutrients to support their health. A pet's diet may also include "people" food and treats that are not beneficial and can lead to obesity.
When obesity is an issue, your pet's diet may be one of the reasons. A wellness exam by our veterinarian can help determine if this is the issue and make recommendations and create a plan of action addressing the best approach to support your pet's nutritional needs.
If your pet is exhibiting any of these signs, schedule an appointment for your pet to have a wellness exam. Our vet will check your pet thoroughly to determine potential problems. You will be asked to provide information about your pet's diet and the type of food it receives. Our vet will determine the best approach to satisfying your pet's nutritional needs as well as the types of foods your pet can and cannot eat. This may include prescription food.
Contact Clanton-Malphus-Hodges Vet Hospital in Thomasville, GA
Are you looking for a veterinarian near me? From medical treatments and surgery to preventative care and parasite control, we take care of those issues, plus much more, at Clanton-Malphus-Hodges Vet Hospital. Our Thomasville location is open Monday through Saturday. Call us with any questions or concerns and to schedule an appointment with our vet.